Astrid & Edgar Cheylus bring the slopes alive

Publication date 14 January 2022,
They share everything: the same name, the same love of skiing and especially of freeriding. And most of all, the same habit of winning competitions. Between them, the brother and sister have won 6 French championships and 3 European championships. When she was just 18, Astrid won the World Championship in 2021. 
 

WHAT ARE HIS AND HER STRENGTHS IN FREERIDING?

Astrid: His style, a pure movement, originality, technique and commitment.

Edgar: : She has a vast amount of experience, perhaps more than many of her competitors. She is always solidly positioned onher feet, with a very strong technique when jumping barriers.
 

HIS AND HER FAVOURITE SPOT IN LA CLUSAZ WHEN THEY NEED A BIT OF SPACE?

Astrid: I’d say it’s Balme, even though we all have our own little secret spots!

Edgar: She loves Le Fernuy. She makes one or two big jumps at the top, continues with wide turns and then moves towards the pine trees at Mach 12.


Astrid Cheylus / P : Loris Poussin

THE SPORT THEY PREFER TO PLAY TOGETHER? 

Astrid: Surfing. We spend the summer together at the sea, motivating and helping each other.

Edgar: Yes, surfing! We take on a wave in turns, and then meet up at the LineUp, just to have a chat and speak about our exploits on the previous wave, as we wait for the next one.
 

THE SPORT OR ACTIVITY HE/SHE DREAMS OF TRYING?

Astrid: Paragliding. Edgar would love to fly in the mountains around here

Edgar: Maybe boxing. She loves it when people are hard on her and there’s a fight!
 

THE COUNTRY WHERE HE/SHE WOULD LOVE TO GO?

Astrid: Hawaii. To go surfing, but most of all to meet the great shapers who make surfboards

Edgar: Canada. The chance to enjoy some great underwater dives in the morning in the Canadian pillow-lines and share it all with her great idol, the freeskier Tatum Monod.



Edgar Cheylus / P : Loris Poussin

WHAT WOULD HE/SHE LIKE TO DO OUTSIDE OF SPORT?

Astrid: To create his own surfboards, to work in art and design in his own way. 

Edgar: To work in events planning. She likes human contact and seeing friends to have a laugh together. So if one day she follows in the footsteps of Gaylord Pedretti or Julie Arbeit, she’ll do it with all her energy to make sure that festivalgoers have a really festive weekend.


TO CONCLUDE, COULD YOU SUM EACH OTHER UP IN A PHRASE? 

Astrid:  A very handsome, incredibly attentive guy, who is adorable with everyone and does everything with all his heart.

Edgar: A very pretty and gifted woman, very combative and sometimes a bit of a pain!

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